METALABS ARE DOABLE
Students must utilize placed based as well as work based education methods to determine how to turn their community into a viable business. Students master the skills of using tools and other machinery to not only do basic construction, but to also come up with innovations that need specific parts designed in the fabrication labs. Students also develop significant projects in short amount of times which of course demands a different type of schedule for the school and a different type of training for the teachers.
METALABS ARE SUSTAINABLE
Students must either create a website to sell their goods and services and/or build an indoor cafe to sell the majority of the remaining 60%. Additionally students are expected to learn coding and accounting from additional META Labs as well as marketing from the Graphic Design, Multi Media, and Business META labs in order to truly prove that their business is sustainable.
The first store front.